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Ohio cities face ‘snowballing effect’ with growing trend to work from home

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group representing cities across Ohio is calling on state legislators to take a close look at the struggles municipalities face now that more people work from home. A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that, at the end of 2021, 11.1% of employees continued to… Read More

A coming soon sign outside of the new Kaiser's Barbecue location on East State Street

After a series of delays, Kiser’s Barbecue may soon open at new location

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Kiser’s Barbeque is in the early stages of construction at its new location on East State Street with hopes of opening in the coming months. The family owned restaurant closed its location in the Athens mall when its lease ended in February 2020 and put off opening a new location because… Read More

Pike County Sheriff's Deputies

A judge allows testimony from a man who admitted guilt in the Rhoden family murders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio is allowing a man who previously admitted to killing five members of a single family to testify against his brother in a death penalty trial. Jake Wagner gave a detailed statement to authorities about the 2016 killings in Pike County and agreed to testify against the other… Read More

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, the lead Democratic negotiator on a bipartisan gun bill safety bill, speaks to activists protesting gun violence and demanding action from lawmakers

Senators reach final bipartisan agreement on a gun safety bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate negotiators have reached a final agreement on a narrow bipartisan gun safety bill that could become the first gun control measure to pass Congress in decades. The legislation resulted from negotiations among 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats, and it is expected to have more than enough votes to overcome the… Read More

The shadow of a jail door

ACLU of Ohio study highlights growing issue for women incarcerations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The ACLU of Ohio has released a report that said there is a disproportionate amount of women in prison for drug offenses compared to men. The report said, of the women sent to prison in 2020, 39% were for drug-related offenses. Researchers noted that 26% of the women prison… Read More

WOUB student being interviewed for a media position

Approximately 94% of 2022 Ohio University seniors who worked at WOUB Public Media had jobs before they graduated


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ATHENS, OH – Approximately 94% of Ohio University seniors who worked at WOUB Public Media while they were in college had jobs in the media industry before they graduated. The statistic is a testament to the career launching power of the hands-on professional training that students gain at WOUB. “WOUB gives students the opportunity to… Read More